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Solar Panel Price in India

By on June 17, 2015

Electricity is becoming expensive with each passing day and more people are getting interested in using solar energy to meet their electricity needs. Power cuts and dependence on DG sets is making people look for more and better sources. Solar PV panels provide a very good alternative. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India is also promoting solar PV systems under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in the country. They also provide subsidy to people buying solar panels under this scheme. There are a lot of people keen in buying solar panels in India so we thought of doing a research on price of solar panels. Below is our research on price of solar panels:

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As per our resources from the solar PV industry, cost of a PV module (just the panel) costs anywhere between Rs 30 to Rs 60 per watt of power generated (depending on the quantity you are buying). A good imported module will cost around Rs 40-45 per watt (for bulk transactions, not for retail). Good ones manufactured in India would come as low as Rs 30-32 per watt (for bulk transactions, not for retail). Please note that this is the cost for the panel and in case you are looking for inverter and batteries, the cost would be additional. A good 5 kW system for a home would cost around Rs 5-7 lakhs to setup (at retail price of around Rs 50-60 per Wp) , which can provide electricity for 25 years. The additional operating cost will include the cost of replacing the batteries.

MNRE provides 30% capital subsidy on capital expenditures for rooftop solar systems for both commercial and residential entities for systems up to 100 kW. The government also provides loans at 5% per annum for 50% of the capital expenditure for 5 years tenure for both commercial and residential entities. Commercial entities can claim either capital or interest subsidies. (note: As on October 2014, we have heard from several vendors that subsidy is hard to get, as either the applications are not being processed or taking quite a lot of time to get processed. Please check with your vendor if they will be able to get you subsidy or not.).

MNRE has also published a list of authorized suppliers and manufacturers that is available at the links: http://bit.ly/1nEVoJh and http://bit.ly/1qyMv8D

We have also started doing some research on the prices of Solar PV Panels from various manufacturers in the country and here are some numbers from a good indian manufacturer (for bulk transaction) and some retail vendors/suppliers (for retail/small transactions):

Bulk Prices (click to expand)

Products Inputs / Watt Price / INR
Special SPV Mono 180W / 190W Rs. 34/W
Special SPV Multi 230W,240W, 245W, 280W,290W Rs. 32/W
SPV Mono 10W Rs. 53/W
SPV Mono 20W – 30W Rs. 43/W
SPV Mono 30W – 300W Rs. 41/W
SPV Multi 10W Rs. 50/W
SPV Multi 20W – 30W Rs. 40/W
SPV Multi 30W – 300W Rs. 38/W
Thin Film Multi SPV 100W Rs. 32/W

Retail Prices (click to expand)

Products Inputs / Watt Price / INR
SPV Polycrystaline Module 3W Rs. 89/W
SPV Polycrystaline Module 5W Rs. 85/W
SPV Polycrystaline Module 10W to 15W Rs. 65/W
SPV Polycrystaline Modules 18W to 40W Rs. 61/W
SPV Polycrystaline Modules 50W to 75W Rs. 59/W
SPV Polycrystaline Modules 100W to 200W Rs. 57/W
SPV Polycrystaline Modules 220W to 300W Rs. 52/W

Please note that Mono is for Monocrystaline PV cell and Multi is for Multicrystaline (or Polycrystaline) PV cell. The difference between the two is that Monocrystaline is made of single silicon crystal whereas Multicrystaline PV is made up of multiple crystals. A monocrystaline is more efficient in converting solar energy into electricity per sq meter area than a multicrystaline PV. Thus the space required for the same amount of wattage is less in monocrystaline PV panel. Thus it is costlier than a Multicrystaline PV. The choice between the two depends on the area that you have for PV installation. Also the price increases as you decrease the panel wattage. So smaller the panel you buy, costlier it is.

More details on Solar PV roof top systems are also available on our link: Roof-Top Solar PV system project for home and office

Understand more about basics of Solar PV systems on our link: Solar electric, solar thermal, power generation, inverters, grid, off-grid: clearing the cobweb

Understand more about how to get NABARD subsidy on Solar PV Systems: Procedure to get subsidy on Solar PV Systems through NABARD in India

Here is a quick video that can guide you on Rooftop Solar PV buying in India:



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Umesh Kedia
Today 1:22 pm

i want to set up a solar pannel for my factory …my intial requirement is 150 kw ( connecting load ) and around 100 kw is working load …..what will be cost for the set up
and what happens in the night shift

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Lalit Goyal
June 30, 2015

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Avijit
June 30, 2015

What is life of best photo voltaic cell.Who manufactures best photo voltaic cell in India and what is price per cell. What does it mean by 1V 200ma or 6V 100ma.Sorry to drag in to physics,I just want to prepare my own small solar panel may be for one or two devices.

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Avijit
June 30, 2015

What is maximum voltage value available in one PV cell. What is ideal price of India made.

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K v choudhary
June 27, 2015

I want to know the total cost of solar inverter for 800 watt

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Lalit Goyal
June 30, 2015

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sunil
June 25, 2015

Many companies are charging too high for the solar plants than the actual cost and this result to people not opting for solar pv plants. My company is working in order to aware all about solar systems and start using solar power, we are working uttarakhand, UP and near areas for now but helping people from various part of our country in installing solar systems.
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(8057300333)

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Lalit Goyal
June 30, 2015

Dear Mr. Sunil,

We can provide you best solar consultancy in India. We have a strong engineering team to design the customized solutions as per customers requirement. For any query, please contact us at 08527652687 or mail us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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HARISH AMRUT BABARIA
June 24, 2015

Hi All,

I want to install a solar for my house which has 3 Fan, 5 CFL bulb, 1 fridge, 1 aata machin,1 washine machine & 1 mixer. Kindly which which will be best suitable for the above house hold.

thanks
Harish Babaria 7738600204

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HARISH AMRUT BABARIA
June 26, 2015

Thanks for your prompt response. but i am still not satisfied with your response. kindly advise which will be suitable for the above consumption (solar type). Thanks in advance

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Lalit Goyal
June 30, 2015

Dear Bijli Bachao, Kindly also consider starting current factor to be more precise.

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Mahesh Morar
June 24, 2015

Good day please can you send me email adress and skype and tel number and contact persons i will need 10 x 250 watt panels

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Lalit Goyal
June 30, 2015

Dear Mr. Sunil,

We can offer modules of any company in India. For any query, please contact us at 08527652687 or mail us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Thanks
Lalit Goyal
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rinku kumar
June 27, 2015

Hi mahrsh Ji

Please contact 8766199346
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vinay
June 24, 2015

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Home/ Institutes/ hospitals/ malls/ industrial areas 2 KW to 10 MW. We provide services across India at very nominal rate which are competitive in market.

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Lalit Goyal
June 30, 2015

Dear Mr. Vinay,

We can provide you the best engineering consultancy in India. We are providing MW solar consultancy to various solar companies. We have designed more than 100MW systems in last couple of months. We have a strong engineering team of IIT grads. (Electrical + Civil) to design the customized solutions as per customers requirement. For any query, please contact us at 08527652687 or mail us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Thanks
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Next Engineering Solutions
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Sanjay kumar sharma
June 22, 2015

Hi,

I am from Modinagar (UP). I want to install solar energy for my home. I have open roof of 150 sq yard (more available as per requirement). Below power consumption as below.

4 CFL Bulb -15 Watt
4 CFL Bulb – 20 Watt
2 CFL Blub – 30 watt
4 Ceiling Fan – 90 Watt
2 cooler and 1 Led TV
other small electric equipment’s. Can please tell me how much cost is required to install .

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Archana Joseph
June 22, 2015

Hi,
You advise that the electricity bill should give an idea of the size of the solar system required, but I wonder if this is necessarily so. My consumption is about 45 units/month, or 1.5 units/day. However, since this includes the geyser, iron, fridge, and sometimes the toaster (all of which cannot be powered by a regular system, in my understanding) the capacity of the system required will vary a lot, in my opinion.
What kind of system would you suggest? I am aware that it might make more financial sense to opt for a regular power back-up system!
Thanks!

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Archana
June 22, 2015

What I mean is that if the appliances are not connected to the back-up system, then surely the size of the system required would be much smaller, wouldn’t it? The lights, fans, TV, and computer will consume only a fraction of the monthly 45 units, is it not? This is what makes me unsure about the capacity of the system I require. Could you help with that?

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Archana
June 23, 2015

– 2 tubelights (36w)
– 2 CFL bulbs (15w)
– 1 fan
– 1 32 inch LED TV or computer

All of this for 3-4 hours.

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Archana
June 25, 2015

Thanks! That seems to be quite reasonable. Unfortunately, in the general enquiries I’ve made, the figures quoted have been much higher. Perhaps they did the calculations with more lights and fans – I am not certain – but two different companies gave me figures of 85,000 to 1 lakh! Do you think they are not interested in selling smaller systems because of a smaller profit margin?
Are there any companies you would suggest?

 
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